How to hide certain windows updates..

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How to hide certain windows updates..

Post by JohnA » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:38 pm

Hello,

I'm making a custom XP pro and i'd like to stop certain updates from showing up on Windows update (example Windows Messenger 4.7). Messenger 4.7 has been removed using Nlite but it will show up on Windows update.

Is there a reg key I can set that will prevent this update (as well as Windows Search etc) from showing?

Thanks!

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Post by 5eraph » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:48 pm

HJW has found a registry entry that prevents Windows Search 4.0 from being offered on the Windows Update website.

For other updates, beats has provided a brief tutorial.

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Post by code65536 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:18 pm

About WM4.7 specifically: I used to get Windows Messenger 4.7 offers in WU, but I don't get them any more (and I haven't changed anything in the interim), even on new installs. AFAIK, MS stopped offering it after it became, well, hopelessly obsolete. So I'm a bit surprised that it's offering it to you; maybe it has something to do with the way you removed it? I've never trusted nLite, so my removal of WM was done by manually editing one line of an INF (changing it from an always-installed component to an optional component).
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Post by 5eraph » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:10 pm

The following code in WinNT.sif will also prevent the installation of WM4.7, without editing an INF. This is what I use.

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[Components]
  msmsgs="Off"

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Post by JohnA » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:36 pm

Thanks guys, will give it a shot.

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Post by kaitsevaim » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:08 am

My question is realated to the messenger tweak, but not exactly. I wanna disable Windows Live Essentials updates from MU. I have installed WLM 2009 and it still offers me to install the stupid components, i dont need. Of course it said, that update failed, cause i didnt select anything to install.

PS! I know, that i can select "do not show this update anymore", but how can i do this pre-install. Is there a registry tweak maybe?
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Post by 5eraph » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:45 am

The turorial beats provides will work for that. ;)

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Post by JohnA » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:01 am

5eraph wrote:The turorial beats provides will work for that. ;)
This actually does not work correctly, it will cause windows update to fail on the first run on a new install. However it does seem to work okay after is failed and run again.

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Post by beats » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:08 am

JohnA wrote:This actually does not work correctly, it will cause windows update to fail on the first run on a new install. However it does seem to work okay after is failed and run again.
Actually, I never ran into this problem. It just works fine the first time.
However, this might be caused by other (rather old) issues, see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916089
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939273
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932762

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Post by crashfly » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:23 pm

I think you might have another "unresolved" issue with windows update 'JohnA'. Following the directions that were laid out for the "SoftwareDistribution" folder, my install CD worked perfectly on VirtualBox and the direct install on the computer I was updating.
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